Whilst I recently reported on potential changes to the UK law that might affect photographers, it appears things are getting even sillier in the US with the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (H.R. 414), which has been introduced into Congress this month.

The bill’s text says that Congress has found that “children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone.” The Alert Act proposes that all mobiles with cameras made in the United States must emit a “tone or other sound audible within a reasonable radius of the phone.” The legislation would also forbid manufacturers to program an option that would allow consumers to disable the noise.

You can read more on this (very silly) subject at the link below:

Ars Technica: Congress gets bill to make cell phone cameras go click